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The charts are based on 2.1 TB of data collected from 4207 instances uploaded by 323 Spotlight users over an 8 week period.


Category: Remote Provider
SQL Server versions: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

What is DTC_STATE?

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Occurs when a task is waiting on an event that protects changes to the internal MS DTC global state object. This state should be held for very short periods of time. Information from Microsoft®

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

For each of 4207 instances, we ranked DTC_STATE on how frequent it is compared to all other recent waits. The chart shows the total of all rankings.

Prevalence of DTC_STATE across the Spotlight Population

For 81 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is less than 0.00089 ms

For each instance, we found all the recent hours when it had a DTC_STATE wait. We found the average latency for each of those hours.

65 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of DTC_STATE across the Spotlight Population